GRCC In the News, 3-6-18

Chase VanKempen providing solid guard play for Coopersville basketball team

March 5, 2018; MLive

COOPERSVILLE — Thanks to some excellent guard play, the Coopersville boys basketball team has close to 30 wins the past two seasons, including 13 victories this season heading into the regular-season finale against Hamilton.

… After high school, VanKempen plans on attending Grand Rapids Community College and plans on studying electrical and business, with an eye on becoming an electrical contractor and working for the family business.

Paw Paw senior signs with GRCC

March 5, 2018; The Courier-Leader (Paw Paw)

PAW PAW – Jimmy Wressel, front row, center, a Paw Paw High School senior, recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Grand Rapids Community College.

Jewish Theatre’s production of Torch Song Trilogy full of laughter and heartfelt emotion

March 5, 2018;

Torch Song Trilogy, written by Harvey Fierstein and directed by Shelly Urbane, is a Tony Award-winning collection of three plays rendered in three acts. JTGR presents the last act in this play titled “Widows and Children First!”

… Spectrum Theatre is perfect for staging a play with little action but lots of dialogue. With excellent sound and stage design, it is a small theater but allows the presentation of this play to be fully enjoyed by every audience member. The set is extremely well done; you actually feel as if you are sitting in the Manhattan apartment as the story unfolds.

LaughFest: Your Funniest Week Yet

March 5, 2018; Women’s Lifestyle magazine

Gilda’s LaughFest floods the days between March 8 and 18 with enough comedy showcases, exhibits, workshops, activities and shows for every funny bone in the city. Use this guide to find the things that put you in a laughing mood, from unforgettable ticketed shows to an enormous amount of free events that are guaranteed to crack smiles and split sides all 10 days of the festival.

… March 17

Super Saturday Kids Zone | GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | $7

PeopleSoft system to be upgraded Friday, March 9

PeopleSoft CSProd, HRProd, and FSProd will be unavailable Friday, March 9th at 5:00 PM until Monday,  March 12th at 8:00 AM for a planned upgrade.

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Women’s basketball team faces MMCC in first tournament game

The No. 7 seeded GRCC Women’s Basketball team will travel to No. 2 seed Mid Michigan Community College on Tuesday, March 6th, for a 7 p.m. Region 12, District G first-round game. The winner will advance to play the winner of a game that pits No. 4 Lake Michigan College against No. 5 Lansing Community College on March 9th in Port Huron.

During the regular season, the Raiders (13-13, 6-10) played the Lakers of Mid Michigan (21-3, 14-2) to two very competitive games. Losing by an average score of 7 points. The Raiders expect strong games from their leaders, sophomore Makayla Beld and freshman guard Hallee Breimayer, and will need them if they hope to take down the No. 2 seed. Follow @grccathletics on Twitter for more information about tonight’s game.

Men’s basketball starts tournament with home game

GRCC wrapped up their regular season with a 20-9, 12-6 MCCAA-W record, earning the second overall seed in the Region XII, District 9 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Raiders will face a familiar foe in 7 seed Mid Michigan Community College. The Raiders faced the Lakers (16-11, 10-8 MCCAA-W) twice this season, with the home team winning both contests. Since the Raiders have the higher seed, they will host the game, tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the Ford Fieldhouse.

The winner of this matchup will move on to the District 9 semifinals on Thursday, March 8th, in Port Huron. The winner of the District will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament. Last season, GRCC’s Men’s Basketball made a surprising run at the end of the season, finishing 6th overall at Nationals.

Do the Raiders have another run in them this year? Come support the Raiders tonight to find out.

District 9 Bracket: Click Here